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Pirates Issue Crucial Lorch Update

Orlando Pirates have issued a crucial update on the injury status of star player, Thembinkosi Lorch.

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Pirates have confirmed via the club's official website that they will be without the 27-year-old who suffered a knee injury in their 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic last week. 

"Thembinkosi Lorch faces up to five weeks on the sidelines after undergoing a procedure on his knee.

The 27-year-old attacker suffered the setback in Pirates’ 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in the DStv Premiership last week.

Fortunately for the technical team, Lorch’s injury is not a serious one. According to the Bucs medical team, Lorch underwent surgery to remove osteochondroma* in the knee. He is expected to make a full recovery.

*Osteochondroma is an overgrowth of cartilage and bone that happens at the end of the bone near the growth plate."  

The news will come as a blow to the former PSL Player of the Season, who was slowly getting back to his best after an uninspiring 2019/20 season, which was plagued by injury and off field issues.

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Lorch managed to get on the scoresheet for Pirates in their 3-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 semi-final.

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